Welcome Students AY 2018-2019!

OBE COURSE SYLLABUS

 

COURSE CODE                                :           ELSCIE

COURSE NAME                                :           Earth and Life Science

CREDIT                                             :           4 units

CONTACT HOURS                           :           80 hours

INSTRUCTOR                                   :           PMY

                                   

SPECIFIC COURSE INFORMATION

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION                 :           This course is generally designed to provide students appreciation to earth as a planet, earth’s geologic process, earth’s hazards, and life on earth. This course will also aid students in understanding current issues and concerns earth faces, and later on develop ideas of possible solutions to those problems, making them responsible future citizens of this country promoting sustainable developmental goals as set by UNDP for the Philippines to possibly reach those targets by year 2030.

 

PREREQUISITES                             :           NONE

CO-REQUISITES                              :           NONE

COURSE CLASSIFICATION           :           GENERAL EDUCATION, SCIENCES

 

LEARNING RESOURCES

 

TEXTBOOK  :          

Mangali, et al. (2016). Earth and Life Science. Philippines: DIWA Learning Systems Inc.

 

OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS :

 

Duka, Ivan Marcelo & de Silva, Leopoldo. (2016). Teaching Guide for Senior High School: Earth and Life Science. Commission on Higher Education.

http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk/outreach/origins/big_bang_four.php

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/nucleosynthesis.htm

https://www.space.com/25732-redshift-blueshift.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebular_hypothesis

https://www.space.com/56-our-solar-system-facts-formation-and-discovery.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetesimal

https://sciencing.com/six-properties-earth-8371705.html

 

INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. To think critically using appropriate methods of reasoning, creative and practical solutions to issues that arise in workplaces, institutions, and local and global communities. (critical thinking)
  2. To communicate clearly and precisely using oral, nonverbal, and/or written language proper expression and awareness of audience, situation, and purpose. (communication skills)
  3. To work collaboratively and respectfully as leaders or members of diverse teams and communities. (collaboration)
  4. To apply consistently the foundational knowledge of biblical truth and St. Paul’s examples as they pursue their vision and mission in life. (Christian values)
  5. To employ necessarily the skills that engage in life-long learning through intellectual inquiry utilizing formal or informal trainings and/or scientific research. (lifelong learning)
  6. To exhibit clearly ethical values and behaviour geared towards that address self- respect and respect for others with integrity and honesty that will enable success and participation in the larger society. (Respect for oneself and others).
  7. To show practically various ways and methods in showing the love for Mother Earth in every engagement to humans and non-humans. (Caring for the Environment)

 

SPECIFIC GOALS FOR THE COURSE

 COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (CILO):

                        At the end of the semester, 100% of the students are expected to apply appropriately the concepts and principles acquired about the Earth and Life Science through the different activities provided.

 COURSE ASSESSMENT

FINAL COURSE OUTPUT:

OUTPUT DUE DATE
Promotion: Hazard Prevention and Precautionary Measures End of July
Mini Greenhouse Project First Week of October

 ASSESSMENT (GRADING)

OUTPUT PERCENT POINTS
Written Output

a.          Quiz

b.         Assignment

c.          Seatwork

d.         Reflections

30 210

a.          100

b.         20

c.          80

d.         10

Performance Tasks

a.          Projects

b.         Groupworks

40 310

a.          170

b.         140

Major Examinations

a.          Preliminary Examination

b.         Midterm Examination

c.          Semifinal Examination

d.         Final Examination

30 200

a.          50

b.         50

c.          50

d.         50

TOTAL 100 720

 LEARNING PLAN

ILO TOPICS

 

TLA

 

WEEK NO

 

ASSESSMENT TASK GRADING ASSESSMENT
To outline series of events on the genesis of the universe and the solar system as well as the origins of life. 1.           The Origin of the Universe

2.           The Origin of the Solar System

3.           Uniqueness of Earth: Properties that Support Life

4.           Four Subsystems of Earth

5.           Current Advancements of the Solar System

Lecture Week 1 Output checking Seatwork (20)
To distinguish different types of rocks based on properties and geologic process it undergoes. 6.           Contributions of Personalities on the Understanding of the Earth Systems

7.           Layers of the Earth

8.           Rock-Forming Minerals: Physical and Chemical Properties

9.           Weathering and Erosion

10.      The Rock Cycle

Lecture Week 2 Output checking Assignment (5)

 

Project (20)

 

To illustrate geologic behaviors that contributes to the shaping of the earth’s crusts and its effect to the natural forces of the earth. 11.      Classification of Rocks

12.      The Behavior of Magma: Magmatism, Plutonism, and Volcanism

13.      Metamorphism: Pressure and Temperature

14.      Rocks Under Stress (Types of Stress)

15.      The Continental Drift Theory and the Evidences

16.      Tectonic Plate Movement

Lecture Week 3 Output checking. Project (20)
To identify characteristics of folds, faults and stratified rocks. 17.      Folds and Faults

18.      Seafloor Spreading Hypothesis

19.      The Evolution of Ocean Basins

20.      Stratified Rocks: the Layering of Rocks

Lecture

 

 

Week 4 Output checking Assignment (5)

 

Seatwork (10)

 

Prelim (50)

PRELIMINARY TERM EXAMINATIONS
To be able to reorganize existence of organisms and environmental conditions on their appropriate time frame. 21.      Relative and Absolute Dating

22.      Marker Fossils: The Rock Age Indicator

23.      Geologic Time Scale

Lecture Week 5 Output Checking Seatwork (20)
To recognize different hazards brought about by either geologic or atmospheric phenomenon. 24.      Earth’s Natural Hazard

a.            Earthquake

b.           Volcanic Eruption

c.            Landslide

d.           Tropical Cyclones

e.            Monsoons

f.             Tornado or “Ipo-ipo”

g.           Floods

h.           Sinkhole

Discussion Week 6 Output checking Groupwork (40)

 

To identify places in region 8 that are vulnerable to geologic and atmospheric hazards. 25.      Coastal Processes

i.             Coastal Erosion

j.             Submersion

k.           Saltwater Intrusion

26.      The Philippine Hazard Map

27.      Human Activities Triggering Geological Hazards

Discussion Week 7 Output checking

 

Groupwork (20)

 

Quiz (50)

To prepare and demonstrate coping measures against natural hazards and destructive human activities. 28.      Coping Measures or Mitigation to the Natural Hazards

29.      Impact of Human Activities

a.            Land Development

b.           Waste Disposal

c.            Construction of Structures on Control Coastal Procession

Discussion Week 8 Output Checking Project (50)

 

Reflection (5)

 

Midterm (50)

MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS
To assemble models that represent life in organisms. 1.           Concept of Life

2.           Model Conditions of Organisms’ Evolution

3.           Interaction of the Biosphere’s Components

4.           Cellular Functions Required for Life

Lecture Week 9 Output checking Assignment (5)

 

Seatwork (10)

To describe how energy is used in plants and animals. 5.           Photosynthesis and the Light Energy

6.           Energy Flow from the Environment to the Cells

7.           How Organisms Obtain and Utilize Energy

Lecture Week 10 Output Checking Project (30)
To outline process involve in the reproductive life of plants and animals.

 

To compare genetic compositions of plants and animals specie.

8.           Plant Reproduction

9.           Relationships among Structures of Flowers, Fruits and Seeds

10.      Animal Reproduction

11.      Transfer of Genetic Information and Synthesis of Proteins

12.      Process of Genetic Engineering

Lecture Week 11

Week 12

Output Checking Groupwork (40)

 

Semifinal (50)

SEMI-FINAL TERM EXAMINATIONS
To assess the benefits and risks of using GMOs. 13.      Uses of Genetically Modified Organisms

14.      Benefits and Risks of Using GMOs

Discussion Week 14 Output Checking. Seatwork (10)

 

Assignment (5)

To identify the different functions of organs in an organism. 15.      Metabolic Processes on Various Animal Organ Systems

16.      Characteristics of the Different Organ Systems in Animals

17.      Functional Relationship of Organ Systems for Animal Survival

Lecture Week 15 Output Checking Groupwork (40)
To outline metabolic processes in plants.

 

To outline evolution among plants and animals.

18.      Structure and Function of the Different Plant Organs

19.      Metabolic Processes on Plant Organ Systems

20.      Evidence of Evolution

Lecture Week 16 Output checking Seatwork (10)

 

Quiz (50)

To construct a mini terrarium based on the principles learned on diversity and ecosystems. 21.      Patterns of Decent Among Populations Leading to Diversity

22.      System of Classification of Organisms based on Evolutionary Relationships

23.      Principles of the Ecosystem

24.      Categories on Biotic Potential and Environmental Resistance affecting Population Explosion

25.      Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystem Linkage

Discussion Week 17 Output Checking Reflection (5)

 

Project (50)

 

Final Exam (50)

FINAL TERM EXAMINATIONS

 CLASS POLICIES: As stated in the student’s manual.

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